Just one of those random questions today:
I am very anal about things, I was diagnosed as OCD when I was a teenager, a very difficult time for me. As I have gotten older I have learned to deal with some things that I can not control. One thing that still has stuck with me is numbers, there are numbers I like and there are numbers that bother me. I love the number “5” while on the other side I do not like the numbers “3, 6 or 9” with the number “13” being the worst offender, not because it is considered bad luck but because to me it does not seem natural.
I will actually skip buying a card that has a #13 serial number, I will skip buying a card that sells for $13 and when I was still building complete sets card #13 was flipped backwards. There is no sense in arguing with someone who has OCD, it is like yelling at a brick wall.
I find myself in a quandary right now, someone is offering a card that I have been hunting for over a year. He has two versions, one serial #25 and one serial #26. I had actually missed bidding the #25 card, which ended with no bids, but they have since put it back up for auction. Because of the numbering I would like the #25, after the first auction ended I even asked if they would be willing to put it back up for a BIN but they decided to post it as a regular auction.
Normally I would pass on the #26 card and wait to bid on the other card but I have only seen 3 for sale over the past year and these are two of them. Do I bid on the card with the #26, a number that bugs me, just to get it in to my collection or do I hope the auction for the #25 card ends up in a price I am willing to pay?
Which leads me to the question of the day:
Have you ever passed on a serial numbered card because you did not like the number it had?
Have you paid extra for a serial numbered card because it had a specific number?